Morlea Dairy Building

Albert Lea Historical Downtown Walking Tour

Morlea Dairy Building

Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007, United States

Created By: Freeborn County Historical Museum


Morlea Daily Building, 132 North Broadway

This structure was built in 1919 for the Morlea Dairy. There are several ice cream cones etched onto the upper portion of the building

Albert Lea Milk Company was started by brothers Henry and Robert Rasmussen. Frank Peter (Pete) Mortenson bought the interest of brother-in-law Herny. Over the next few years, they built the busi­ness, incorporated in 1914 and took the name Morlea Dairy, a combination of Mortenson and Albert Lea. The Morlea Daily Building was constructed in 1919 and retains a bit of the legacy of this building through the ice cream cones incorporated into the decorative lintel band above the second stmy windows. This building also hosted a sporting goods store and was once an office supply store.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Albert Lea Historical Downtown Walking Tour


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